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#1 ahjoy77

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:37 AM

a woman from st. lukes just called me she said they already have the result for my sputum exam but she wont tell me coz only the doctor can release the result...but i'm worried & sad could this mean that my sputum culture is positive? i dont have the symptoms or anything...if st' lukes calls u b4 ur schedule to call them does it usually mean that u hav positive result?! i really dont feel good right now...plz anybody share their experience & enlighten me

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:25 AM

QUOTE (ahjoy77 @ Feb 27 2009, 01:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a woman from st. lukes just called me she said they already have the result for my sputum exam but she wont tell me coz only the doctor can release the result...but i'm worried & sad could this mean that my sputum culture is positive? i dont have the symptoms or anything...if st' lukes calls u b4 ur schedule to call them does it usually mean that u hav positive result?! i really dont feel good right now...plz anybody share their experience & enlighten me



plz anybody know anything about my case?!

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:32 PM

First, one can have TB but none of the symptoms are present. It happens when your immune system keeps it in check, not let it develop as a full onset.

Do you know how your X-ray look?
Does it have more than one white spot? or with white ramifications (like a plant root)?

You have to think positive, even in case that you have what is called "dormant bacilli", you need to treat it.
Up to a quarter of people with this condition develop active TB.
It can get out of this state and before you have full symptoms it can become transmissible.

The bad news is that the full treatment lasts for 6 months.

Go see the Dr. and let's hope for the best.

Be strong,

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:55 PM

QUOTE (zzzlpr @ Feb 27 2009, 04:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First, one can have TB but none of the symptoms are present. It happens when your immune system keeps it in check, not let it develop as a full onset.

Do you know how your X-ray look?
Does it have more than one white spot? or with white ramifications (like a plant root)?

You have to think positive, even in case that you have what is called "dormant bacilli", you need to treat it.
Up to a quarter of people with this condition develop active TB.
It can get out of this state and before you have full symptoms it can become transmissible.

The bad news is that the full treatment lasts for 6 months.

Go see the Dr. and let's hope for the best.

Be strong,

Carlos.


the doctor showed it from the computer not the x-ray film but i saw only 1 white spot...yes thats what i'm worried about to wait another 6 months...God willing i really hope its not that serious...thanks for the reply

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:02 PM

im afraid its positive! sad.gif i knew someone who had her sputum test she said if SLEC call u earlier then its bad news!!!

but im still hoping that its negative..
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE (mommytojaden @ Feb 27 2009, 05:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
im afraid its positive! sad.gif i knew someone who had her sputum test she said if SLEC call u earlier then its bad news!!!

but im still hoping that its negative..



yes i heard that too...& its really bringing me down but i'm trying to be strong coz my fiance is affected & he already has a lot things to think about...like u i'm still hoping for a negative result until i hear it frm the doctor...i dunno!! thats y i'm flying to manila on sunday God willing so i can be in st. lukes by monday morning..

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:32 PM

QUOTE (ahjoy77 @ Feb 27 2009, 07:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the doctor showed it from the computer not the x-ray film but i saw only 1 white spot...yes thats what i'm worried about to wait another 6 months...God willing i really hope its not that serious...thanks for the reply


I hate to say that one you have one spot it is either a calcification from a previous TB that your body took care. Like a scar from a cut, or the dormant state.

So, think positive, but also prepared for not so good news.

Be strong,

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:42 PM

i would like to asked about this..

if ever she is positive on that sputum? what she can do?
what if she had a scar? is that possible she will get a waiver for that?

coz if she is positive for that she needs a 6 months treatment for PTB.

god bless hope everything will be okey for her..


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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:48 PM

Even if it is positive it only means a delay, not a denial. If it is positive then you must undergo treatment and additional testing until it changes from 'active' to 'inactive', then you will be able to get your visa.

I believe treatment typically takes 3-6 months.

'Active' TB is a Class A medical condition, and a person with a Class A medical condition is inadmissible to the U.S.

'Inactive' TB is a Class B medical condition, and a person with a Class B medical condition is admissible to the U.S.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE (MrkGrismer @ Feb 27 2009, 05:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Even if it is positive it only means a delay, not a denial. If it is positive then you must undergo treatment and additional testing until it changes from 'active' to 'inactive', then you will be able to get your visa.

I believe treatment typically takes 3-6 months.

'Active' TB is a Class A medical condition, and a person with a Class A medical condition is inadmissible to the U.S.

'Inactive' TB is a Class B medical condition, and a person with a Class B medical condition is admissible to the U.S.



so is it possible that i could have class B TB? & dont need to undergo the treatment?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:46 PM

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so is it possible that i could have class B TB? & dont need to undergo the treatment?


Type A requires the 6 months treatment, or when a new sputum shows negative. You likely is looking for 5 or 6 months plus the sputum time. This will only delay your process. Once your sputum is negative you can continue your process.

Type B1 - You will require to show up at the local health department within 30 days of your arrival.

Type B2 - Inactive, you are fine, but I would follow up after arriving here, but it is your decision.

In your case, where a spot is present, you can also fall in the calcification I mentioned, which is not even classified, so you will be fine too.

So let's hope for either nothing or in worse case one of the type B.

Be strong,

Carlos.

Edited by zzzlpr, 27 February 2009 - 04:05 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:57 PM

QUOTE (ahjoy77 @ Feb 27 2009, 09:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so is it possible that i could have class B TB? & dont need to undergo the treatment?


It is possible.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 04:04 PM

my cousin whos leaving march 7 under the family petition visa had the same case scenario but she wasnt called earlier than her schedule to report for the sputum results. And the result was negative.

Im hoping its good news for you too sis. wink.gif

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (MrkGrismer @ Feb 27 2009, 06:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is possible.

For complete details, if you have the time, please see: http://www.cdc.gov/N...tb_8_9_2007.pdf


thanks so much the site has been very helpful in understanding the issue...btw st. lukes asked me to go directly to their DOT office so i guess that means i'm positive & needs to undergo the treatment...i couldnt accept it at first thats y i'v been trying to look for a good news frm other ppl that has the same case as mine...even tho st. lukes called them but still turned out to be a good result...
i'm slowly accepting it even tho tears fall every now & then but life has to move on...i'm already thinking which place to stay that is close to st. lukes...i want a place thats clean, safe to stay-in, i can cook my own food & if possible rent it on a monthly basis anybody know a good place?! thanks everybody!

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE (ahjoy77 @ Feb 27 2009, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thanks so much the site has been very helpful in understanding the issue...btw st. lukes asked me to go directly to their DOT office so i guess that means i'm positive & needs to undergo the treatment...i couldnt accept it at first thats y i'v been trying to look for a good news frm other ppl that has the same case as mine...even tho st. lukes called them but still turned out to be a good result...
i'm slowly accepting it even tho tears fall every now & then but life has to move on...i'm already thinking which place to stay that is close to st. lukes...i want a place thats clean, safe to stay-in, i can cook my own food & if possible rent it on a monthly basis anybody know a good place?! thanks everybody!


I hope you get good news.

Although, your approach is correct, think on the long run.

You don't need to move out of where you live.
You need to take precautions to not transmit it (transmission is via droplets coming from you).
You need to be careful like washing your hands, keep separated silverware, obviously coughing is a big risk.
Take the full course of medicines and nothing else.
Specially since you have no symptoms.

Be strong,

Carlos.

Edited by zzzlpr, 27 February 2009 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:04 PM

I have a friend who was been stocked in Manila due to her sputum test.Her interview was rescheduled and it took her 7 months to wait to clear up her sputum she was so carefull of eating and drinking until she got clear result.But it was a big hurdle for him and for her fiance plus the expences in Manila .She has to rent a room and stay there until she was clear.And she dont know when will be the schedule of the test.

Good luck and pray harder..

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE (asianstreak @ Feb 27 2009, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a friend who was been stocked in Manila due to her sputum test.Her interview was rescheduled and it took her 7 months to wait to clear up her sputum she was so carefull of eating and drinking until she got clear result.But it was a big hurdle for him and for her fiance plus the expences in Manila .She has to rent a room and stay there until she was clear.And she dont know when will be the schedule of the test.

Good luck and pray harder..


thank you! is ur frnd still in manila now? i only slept for 4 hours...1's i'm awake can't go back to sleep anymore a lot of things go thru my mind...i'm really hoping i'l get thru with this situation...i knw its gonna be hard but like i said life must go on...

thank u very much to all who responded! it means a lot & helps in a way to know that there are ppl even tho i dont know them shows concern...God bless u all!

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:30 AM

QUOTE (ahjoy77 @ Feb 27 2009, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thank you! is ur frnd still in manila now? i only slept for 4 hours...1's i'm awake can't go back to sleep anymore a lot of things go thru my mind...i'm really hoping i'l get thru with this situation...i knw its gonna be hard but like i said life must go on...

thank u very much to all who responded! it means a lot & helps in a way to know that there are ppl even tho i dont know them shows concern...God bless u all!

You are VERY lucky! At least what you have is curable and you can move on in your life without any major problems.
You just encountered one of many "bumps in the road of life". It will make you a stronger person when this "bump" is behind you.
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Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:37 AM

QUOTE (Ampalaya @ Feb 27 2009, 08:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You are VERY lucky! At least what you have is curable and you can move on in your life without any major problems.
You just encountered one of many "bumps in the road of life". It will make you a stronger person when this "bump" is behind you.
Ingat!



thank u for the kind & inspiring words! God bless u

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 07:04 AM

QUOTE (zzzlpr @ Feb 27 2009, 06:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First, one can have TB but none of the symptoms are present. It happens when your immune system keeps it in check, not let it develop as a full onset.

Do you know how your X-ray look?
Does it have more than one white spot? or with white ramifications (like a plant root)?

You have to think positive, even in case that you have what is called "dormant bacilli", you need to treat it.
Up to a quarter of people with this condition develop active TB.
It can get out of this state and before you have full symptoms it can become transmissible.

The bad news is that the full treatment lasts for 6 months.

Go see the Dr. and let's hope for the best.

Be strong,

Carlos.
HI my sweetie has the same problem test will be done next month, because they saw something on the xray omg she should be here by now had the interview scheduled for the 20th Feb.. well anyways she was sick had cold 1 week before medical so i think fluid in lungs,,, she had a xray done 1 week after medical and is clear has document stating so and now has done a sputum TB test negative and document ... so when she goes in next month with her xray film and documents of test results will they look at them or just proceed with the test ???? can i call and try to explain no TB negative ????? or is it a waste of time and have to Wait 2 months for results and then new interview date ,,,, thanks for all who have gone thought this terrible waiting omg i thought my love would be with me soon..... BILL
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